Bed-Stuy Man Dies After Being Shot In Chest

128 Lewis Avenue. (Photo via Google Maps)

BEDFORD STUYVESANT – Rasheed Bennett, 31, has died after being shot in the chest in the Eleanor Roosevelt Houses at 128 Lewis Ave. on Monday, June 17 at around 2:47 p.m.

Bennett was coming out of the elevator in the lobby of the building, when somebody shot him, the Daily News reported, along with saying that cops found a single 9-mm. shell casing and a bullet fragment at the scene. NYPD would not confirm these details to us. According to the NYPD, Bennett was taken to Woodhull Hospital where he was pronounced dead. As of today, there have been no arrests made and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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Zainab Iqbal

Zainab is a staff reporter at Bklyner who sometimes writes poetry in her free time || zainab@bklyner.com

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